Compiled by: Anugraha Babuji
Have you ever found yourself in such a rush to get to school that you had no time to eat a hearty and healthy breakfast? Or during a lunch meeting, heard your stomach grumble so ferociously that you felt as though your stomach was going to eat itself up? This is unhealthy and shows that you do not consume enough food and nutrients, which will take a toll on your health. Yet it is also extremely important to take into account factors such as mandatory club meetings or college talks, which may hinder your eating schedule. Sometimes, food is provided at these meetings, but more often than not, we are provided with greasy, high-cholesterol pizzas and no other healthier options. Thus, it is important for us to find time in our busy schedules to take care of our bodies and provide them with essential nutrients. By trying out the top five simple but highly nutritious and healthy meals, you will not only be able to take better care of yourself and your body, but will also learn that making time to prepare and eat nutritious food isn’t as hard as you think after all.
5. Cereal On-The-Go
This simple yet delicious and highly nutritious breakfast consists of just 5 ingredients: low-fat yogurt, lemon zest, honey, Bran Flakes, and nuts or fruits. Simply start off with 1 cup of yogurt either in a bowl or an air-tight Tupperware box, add a few drops of lemon zest, 1 teaspoon of honey, and as much cereal and fruits as you want, and you have a nutrition-filled bowl or box for breakfast, which can be consumed on the way to school or in one of your first classes of the day.
4. Breakfast Smoothies
These easily consumable and simple-to-make breakfast recipe calls for just 2 main ingredients: low-fat milk and ground flaxseed. You can also add different types of fruits, such as frozen berries and bananas, or fruit juices. You could also add Bran Flakes or oats to this smoothie in order to give it a crunchier and more munchable texture.
3. Chia Pudding
From Juju Eats’ pineapple juice with chia seeds to the general knowledge of their high nutritious value, chia seeds have been the buzz around ISM these days. In fact, this exact dish can be found in ISM’s Juju Eats. So for people who enjoy this dish at Juju Eats, you will now be able to make this at home yourself! This quick and mouth-wateringly cool breakfast only calls for 3 major ingredients: 1/4 cup of chia seeds, 1 cup of full-fat coconut milk, and 1/2 tablespoon of honey. Mix these ingredients together the night before this is consumed and place it in the refrigerator for the whole night. Remove from the refrigerator in the morning, add nuts and berries if desired, and consume immediately.
2. Breakfast Burrito
This recipe will probably give the most satisfaction and enough energy to get through at least the first 3 classes of the day until lunch. This recipe calls for 1-2 eggs to be scrambled, 1/4 cup canned black beans, 2 tablespoons salsa (or a sauce of your choice), 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, and a small tortilla sheet. Lay out all the ingredients above and make burrito-like rolls. You can also freeze a batch of these and reheat them later!
1. Hard-Boiled and Avocado
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods because of their rich antioxidant value and their prevention of heart disease. This simple, protein-filled recipe calls for just 2 main ingredients: 2 hard-boiled eggs and 1/2 an avocado, with optional herbs and spices. Cut the hard-boiled eggs into smaller chunks and toss them with small chunks of avocado along with the herbs and spices. Pack this simple breakfast into a lunch box and you have a highly-nutritious, convenient, protein-filled snack.